Blue Hill Perspective: Why Your S&OP Strategy is Still Lagging in 2015

Supply Chain Brain LogoWhen Blue Hill began its research of sales and operations planning, we expected to find a very mature and well-structured set of programs to study. However, what we actually found was that there were a variety of key gaps between all of the aspects of a full rollout of S&OP. Despite the fact that the concept of S&OP is not new, the complex implementation of capabilities and steps needed to fully implement S&OP made these programs difficult to fully scale out to an enterprise level. In general, Blue Hill found that companies struggled to define the full portfolio of appropriate processes, organizational structure, operational roles, data sources, key performance indicators, implementation, internal communications and stakeholder buy-in, skills training, ongoing technical management, and ongoing operational management.

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About Hyoun Park

Hyoun Park is the Chief Research Officer of Blue Hill Research where he oversees day-to-day research operations, delivery and methodology focused on vendor and technology selection. In addition, Park covers analytics and enterprise mobility technologies as a noted advisor, social influencer, and practitioner. Park has been named as a top 10 Big Data, analytics, and mobility influencer including quotes in USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and a wide variety of industry media sources. Over the past 20 years, Park has been on the cutting edge of web, social, cloud, and mobile technologies in both startup and enterprise roles. Park holds a Masters of Business Administration from Boston University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies from Amherst College.
Posted on February 17, 2015 by Hyoun Park